In Turkey the relations between the sexes have prints of Muslim traditions. Although by law women and men are equal, Turkish women in the society still occupy a secondary position. Women in Turkey are obliged to be faithful wives and caring mothers. To go to work is permitted only if the husband agree.
So far in the provinces you can meet up with polygamy. One husband in some villages may be about six spouse. In such a family the house is divided into two halves: male and female. While each wife should have their own room. The husband is obliged to give gifts and to pay attention equally to each spouse. Any woman can keep his farm, which is a kind of independence.
To go to the mosque decided to close the legs to the knees and no shoes. Women are expected to cover the head. During prayers to mosques are not supposed to not distract the faithful.
The Turks pay great attention to Muslim rituals and ceremonies. Every boy in years 7-12 is held the rite of circumcision, while his parents are preparing for this like for a great holiday. After passing the rite the boy becomes a full member of the community of Muslims.
The Turks from the age of 15 should observe the fast of Ramadan, in the days which you cannot drink, eat, and smell something Continue reading
Wedding in Korea: tradition, coupled with common sense, minus the remnants of the past and excessive sentimentality. That’s how I would describe this ritual, which, according to Koreans, they must be in the life of every young man and girl. If for any reason young people after 30 are not married, it is perceived by others as an alarm signal. Family, friends and co-workers consider it their duty to arrange a personal life of a bachelor and organize meetings with potential partners. Many are turning to professional matchmakers who, when advertising their services, saying the following: “Love is blind. When a man and a woman love each other, they see their elected representatives only positive qualities and fails to notice shortcomings. Therefore, if you are looking for your spouse, guided only by feelings, you’ll easily be wrong…”
You and whose clan?
In Korean society, there is one immutable requirement: forbidden to marry the groom and the bride with identical Ponomarev (belonging to the same genus). Pont – a kind of “pattern”, i.e., what is the basis. The Koreans can have the same name, but Pont will be different from them. PON is transmitted only through the male line.
Early in the last century, the bride and groom in Korea could meet each other for the first time on the wedding ceremony – collusion went on behind their backs, their fate did senior.
The culture of Japan was the result of a historical process that began with the migration of the ancestors of the Japanese people on the Japanese archipelago from the continent and the emergence of the culture of the Jomon period. Modern Japanese culture was strongly influenced by Asian countries (especially China and Korea), Europe and North America.One of the features of Japanese culture is its long development in the period of complete isolation of the country (policy sakoku) all the rest of the world during the rule of the Tokugawa Shogunate that lasted until the mid XΙX century — the beginning of the Meiji period.On the culture and the mentality of the Japanese was influenced by an isolated territorial situation of the country, geographical and climatic features, as well as specific natural disasters (frequent earthquakes and typhoons), which resulted in a kind of Japanese attitude to nature as a living creature. The ability to admire the immediate beauty of nature as a feature of national character of Japanese, found expression in many art forms of Japan.
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Cultural history of Japan The Jomon (10 thousand years BC — 300 BC) — first examples of ceramics, jewelry and female figurines Continue reading